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Krisnatharok
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Re: New rig suggestions

So you are picking up two 7970s, correct? If so then that build will be fantastic. Otherwise, X79 is pretty much a waste for single GPU solutions (for your uses).


Phantasee

join:2009-08-27
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said by Krisnatharok:

So you are picking up two 7970s, correct? If so then that build will be fantastic.

Yea. Never done dual GPU. Any tips when all this stuff comes @ me, bro?


Phantasee

join:2009-08-27
Hammond, LA
reply to Krisnatharok
Also I went WAY over budget. 37k on a car. 2500ish on PC. Eff me.


Krisnatharok
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I haven't done Crossfire before personally, although I am getting ready to put a second 7970 in my box.

Use the included Crossfire connecting strip to link the cards--then go into the Catalyst drivers and ensure it's enabled. Googling "how to enable Crossfire" will turn up a few Youtube How To's...
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Krisnatharok
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said by Phantasee:

Also I went WAY over budget. 37k on a car. 2500ish on PC. Eff me.

Which GPUs did you get?
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Phantasee

join:2009-08-27
Hammond, LA
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Okay. I'll post some battlestation pics when it all comes in and I toss it together. Forgot thermal paste....Arctic Silver?


Phantasee

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Phantasee

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Also. I called to reorder the cards and the girl sounded HAAWWTT.


Krisnatharok
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said by Phantasee:

Also. I called to reorder the cards and the girl sounded HAAWWTT.

lol

Looks like an awesome build.

Arctic Silver is great for TIM.
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Phantasee

join:2009-08-27
Hammond, LA
Yea, I think I have some left but it's old. Have you ever heard anything about sanding down the CPU? Planing maybe it's called?


Phantasee

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Krisnatharok
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said by Phantasee:

Yea, I think I have some left but it's old. Have you ever heard anything about sanding down the CPU? Planing maybe it's called?

said by Phantasee:

Never did much OC'ing outside of very potato mode with my AMD rig. And I used AMD Overdrive, so yea. Never been deep.

Don't. Not unless you are already an experienced overclocker and willing to pay the consequences. And are already on a full water loop.
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Moos
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Another crossfire tip is to disaple ULPS in your windows registry. Make sure your case has sufficient cooling, I had to add 3 more fans on the Corsair 500R to keep it cool. I own the Seasonic 850 your getting and I give it a great big thumbs up.


Gordo74
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reply to Phantasee
What I wanna know is how you hit $2500.


Phantasee

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said by Gordo74:

What I wanna know is how you hit $2500.

I bought pretty much everything recommended and then got an extra 7970. Was actually closer to 2600....


Phantasee

join:2009-08-27
Hammond, LA
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Okay. Now you're making me want to go over all these e-receipts...like 7 of em.


Krisnatharok
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said by Phantasee:

said by Gordo74:

What I wanna know is how you hit $2500.

I bought pretty much everything recommended and then got an extra 7970. Was actually closer to 2600....

So you got 3 7970s? lol
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Phantasee

join:2009-08-27
Hammond, LA
Nah. I was only allowed to order 2 at once. Lol. I'm reviewing it now.


Krisnatharok
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This was $2002--I wonder what was the extra $600...three 7970s would be sweet:

said by Krisnatharok:

You said you are reusing your HDD, so I only included an SSD. Go big or go home. You didn't tell us what resolution you are working with, so if it is 1080p, go with Z77 and a single 7970. If it is higher than 1080p or you need the GPU bandwidth, go with X79 and two 7970s.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Scythe BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B 45.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($43.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($220.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($179.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.97 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2002.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-27 15:46 EST-0500)

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Phantasee

join:2009-08-27
Hammond, LA
$2045.92. I REALLY need to quit trying to add at work right before I get off....

Thanks Kris.

demir
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That machine is going to really haul the mail.


Phantasee

join:2009-08-27
Hammond, LA
Man, I hope so.